The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has indicated that irresponsible parenting, especially of fathers, has contributed to the crime rate in the country.
He explained that children who end up as victims of broken homes, often do not get the requisite upbringing and end up becoming deviants.
The IGP, in a speech read for him by the Technical Director of the Ghana Police Service, COP Samuel Monney, at the Wilmar Africa Father’s Day Awards Night and Dinner, advised fathers not to shirk their responsibilities.
“We need to nurture our children to be of good behaviour”.
Today, it is common to see fathers ignore their financial responsibilities”.
“It is, therefore, not surprising that the attention given to Father’s Day is not as much as that of Mother’s Day”.
“Most of the serious crimes that we witness today can be attributed to the increasing rate of broken homes”, he said.
“It is about time our fathers become responsible; this way, a number of societal problems will be solved,” he added.
COP Samuel Monney said the Police Service is committed to dealing with the recent incessant robbery attacks in the country.
“We wish to assure all Ghanaians that concrete security strategies have been put in place to address the rising rate of crime, particularly armed robbery”.